mikerauh Post subject: Transmission Line Question Posted: Fri Mar
07, 2008 2:46 pm Lieutenant Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2008
2:29 pm Posts: 3 In his book, Prof. Guillermo Gonzalez writes:
V(x)=V+(x) + V(x) and I(x)=I+(x)  I(x) Why
is there a minus sign in the second equation? The equations say the
voltage at a point on the transmission line is the sum of the forward
wave voltage V+(x) and the reflected wave voltage V(x). But the current
is the difference of the current of the forward wave I+(x) and the current
of the reflected wave I(x). It seems to me the voltage and the current
are vector quantities, i.e. they have a phase. So why the minus sign?
Why not just sum them? Mike Rauh Top fred47
Post subject: Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:30 pm General
Joined: Wed Feb 22, 2006 3:51 pm Posts: 104 If I understand
it correctly, it's to make the direction of the power flow work out
correctly. Power doesn't really have a phase, but power flow definitely
has a direction, and I think the signs are set up to give that.
Hope this helps! Fred Top mikerauh Post
subject: Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:18 pm Lieutenant
Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:29 pm Posts: 3 Fred, You are
correct. The apparent current has to be defined as the incident wave
current minus the reflected wave current to get the power relationships
right. Thank you. Mike
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